Monday, 11 January 2016

Velvety Potato Soup

Velvety Potato Soup is from my region in Germany. 

The creamy soup with some not blitzed up veggies and a finish with raw ham such as Parma ham or else. It warms your heart.

Soup with ham on top

If you have leftover potato mash you can use it and it makes an easy soup.

recipe for 2:
1 white onion
1 red onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp butter
150 g mixed veggies as leek, carrot and celery
350 g potatoes or 350 g ready made mash
700 ml beef stock
150 ml double cream
50 ml milk
2 bay leaves
4 juniper berries
1 pinch of dried herbs
salt and pepper
50g ham

Use two pots. Boil the peeled potatoes in salted water, drain them and mash them with 1 tbsp of butter and 50 ml milk and set aside. Mash leftover from an other day is fine too.

This is the look without the mash

Start the butter with the half ring onion slices and chopped garlic and after they softened, add the veggies and stir them 2 more minutes, add the beef stock and bay leaves and juniper berries  and season well. Cook until the veggies are soft. Add the cream. Place the mash in a quarter at the time and let it dissolve in the broth.  Fish out the bay leaves and berries.

When you serve it, rip apart some ham and place it on top of the soup.

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